Join us on May 5 for Give STL Day!

It’s on! Once again, the Angel Band Project is participating in Give STL Day.


Give STL Day is a big, bold opportunity for our community. A partnership between the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation and local nonprofits from across the area, Give STL Day is an online day of giving where nonprofits like the Angel Band Project will be reaching out to their donors – and looking for new ones – as they educate the community about their mission and raise operating funds. They raised $3,590 last year, and Give STL Day generated a total of $1.1 million for the 528 participating nonprofits.

Local impact with a national twist. Like last year, the Angel Band Project will be joining more than 100 communities across the country to raise millions of dollars for the greater good—all on a single day.

Everyone can be a philanthropist. On May 5, we’re asking every person in the St. Louis area to get behind this effort and give. Large and small gifts will combine for big impact— it’s time to think big.

Single day, lasting impact. All the funds raised will benefit participating nonprofits right here in our hometown. It’s time to be bold.

Local investment, effective solutions. The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation is spearheading Give STL Day and is celebrating its centennial throughout 2015. Its professional staff is knowledgeable about local needs and effective organizations, and all funds raised will benefit known and trusted local nonprofits.

A virtual event with a personal touch. The Give STL Day website will make giving easy, safe and fun. By visiting on May 5, you can designate gifts to the organization(s) of your choice that are doing essential work in our community. At the same time, you can help the Angel Band Project raise essential support and earn matching funds.

Visit for additional details, and don’t forget to give on May 5!

Stroll Against Silence!


We’re back with information on another great charity event hosted by The Angel Band Project: Stroll Against Silence!


Stroll Against Silence is a community and team fundraising event where you can either be the fund-raiser or the fund-giver (or even both!).

“The evening will honor survivors and remember victims of sexual violence, raise public awareness about this silent issue, educate communities on how to prevent and work together against sexual violence and will have live music and fun activities throughout its entirety!…There will be one hour of 6 different themed laps during the night… Games, food, music and other activities will provide entertainment and build camaraderie. In addition, it’s a family-friendly environment for the WHOLE community.”

If you are interested in either donating to this amazing cause or building your own team, head on over to Here you will be able to register as a walker or donate funds to specific teams! No matter which team you choose, your donation supports The Angel Band Project’s cause.

If you would like to learn more about The Angel Band Project you can check out their website at or our other blogs about this charity and the work that they do here and here.

It’s Your Last Chance to Participate In Our Putting Tournament!

svdplogoOur “Putting and Pampers” tournament benefitting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is coming to a close… and right now the competitors are neck-and-neck!

Tied for First Place with 15 points we have: Phil Alicea and Todd Robbins.

Tied for Second Place with 14 points we have: Norm Eaker and Ed Lynch.

The pot is currently at a total of $290, meaning $145 goes to Saint Vincent de Paul and $145 goes to the winner!

You have until April 5th to participate in the tournament for your chance to win! It’s just $10 to play and show that you are the Top Dog!

While our putting tournament is all fun and games… Bill and Barbara Kruse have been working diligently to gather diaper and baby wipe donations for St. Vincent de Paul. We would love for an influx of diapers to come in between now and April 5th!

A mound of diapers!

All of the baby wipes and diapers that Bill and Barb have collected so far!


To learn more about St. Vincent de Paul, please go to their website at

With just one minute of your time, you can support a great cause!

P2GOn November 22, 2014 the Angel Band Project successfully hosted the first ever One Voice: Virtual and Live Choir event. Not only was the event powerfully inspiring for all those who attended, it also helped The Angel Band Project with their mission: promoting healing, raising awareness, and creating positive social change for survivors of sexual violence.


The amazing people at the Angel Band Project have already begun putting together Virtual Choir 2015. From now until February 15th, you can help them provide hope and healing to survivors of sexual and domestic violence through their 2015 One Voice Virtual Choir Project.  They are raising funds ($10,000) for this event through, a program supported by the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.


Your donation will go towards:

  1. Hiring licensed music therapists to work with survivors of sexual violence in 2015
  2. Hiring a professional film crew to record the survivors as part of the Virtual Choir experience

If you donate, not only will you be helping a truly wonderful cause, but you could also receive some great benefits, such as: becoming an honorary “member of the band”, a copy of their new “An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz” CD, or even a private tour and dinner at their new office.

If you would like to donate, please click here.

AMT Alert!

UCCC LogoAttention: If you pay the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, you are not getting a tax deduction for the taxes you pay to the state of Missouri!

We have partnered with the University City Children’s Center to change this for you!

By making a donation to the UCCC, you will get many benefits:
– You will be supporting an excellent charity and helping today’s youth.
– You will earn a 50% Missouri tax credit.
– Your effective tax rate will be reduced.
– The IRS will recognize your Missouri estimate payment as deductible.
– The state of Missouri will give you a deduction as a charitable contribution.

If you are interested in learning more about how you could receive the benefits of a donation to the University City Children’s Center, please call our office at 314-993-4285.

For more information on the University City Children’s Center, please go to their website at

HKA December Charities: Giving Feels Good


This month marked yet another milestone for Hauk Kruse & Associates (HKA).  Bill Kruse was named an official member of the Board of Directors for The Angel Band Project (ABP).

ABP is an organization that utilizes music to promote healing, raise awareness and create positive social change for survivors of sexual violence. It began as a benefit album after the tragic rape and murder of a lifelong friend of the founders of the organization. At the funeral of the friend who passed, there was more singing than speaking. The family and fiancée of the victim sang with such emotion, which ultimately led them to found The Angel Band Project and record an album in an effort to help others suffering in the wake of sexual violence.

Paid for entirely through donations and recorded live in four cities, the ABP family was joined by dozens of professional singers and musicians from the orchestra pits of Broadway to the bassist for Tracy Chapman. All proceeds help victims of sexual violence.

This month, ABP will be holding a contest on Facebook in which they will compete with other charities for the most comments on their Facebook page.  To participate in this contest and assist ABP with winning a great video prize package for their shows, follow the process outlined below:

  1. LIKE the StoryTrack Facebook page
  2. Post a comment with the name of Angel Band Project to vote
  3. Share with your friends. One vote per person will be counted.

To donate to ABP, please visit their click HERE. Deadline for this contest is January 3rd, 2014.